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Policing For Profit: How Ferguson Courts Plundered The Black Community

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AFRICANGLOBE - Just about every branch of Ferguson government -- police, municipal court, city hall -- participated in unlawful targeting of Black residents for tickets and fines, the Justice Department concluded last week. The millions of dollars in fines and fees paid by Black residents served an ultimate goal of satisfying "revenue rather than public safety needs," the Justice Department found.

Ferguson Faces Lawsuit For Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Fines

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AFRICANGLOBE - The lawsuit, which was filed on Sunday on behalf of 11 residents of Ferguson, alleges that the city has for many years operated a “municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to profit” off the poorest members in the community.
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